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Old 04-30-2013, 11:18 AM
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:19 AM
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It is announced that they will attend.
Maybe because of her father's birthday today Victoria and Daniel went back to sweden earlier.
It is to be expected of course, Its King Carl Gustaf 67th birthday, I'm sure Victoria wants to be part of her father birthday celebration as well. The most important event of the day just ended, tonight festivities are just to have fun, so its reasonable that she left after the reception.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:23 AM
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What a beautiful ceremony. I couldn't help but think Stephanie reminded me of QEII's cousin Princess Alexandra in the group photo.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:23 AM
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I arrived "too late at the feast ". Just managed to seize some snatched moments and it looks as if it has been a wonderful occasion. . So many Royals to catch up on- love the official photos of them all. Can someone explain why Beatrice is a Princess now.. I thought once a Queen, always a Queen.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:37 AM
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I arrived "too late at the feast ". Just managed to seize some snatched moments and it looks as if it has been a wonderful occasion. . So many Royals to catch up on- love the official photos of them all. Can someone explain why Beatrice is a Princess now.. I thought once a Queen, always a Queen.
Dutch Queens "retire" as Princesses,a tradition since Queen Wilhelmina.
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King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima, Princess Beatrix, Princess Alexia, Princess of Orange and Princess Ariane. Lovely photo!

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I was wondering if anyone could tell me what was being said when they called the roll and people stood up and either held up two fingers and said something, or didn't hold up their hand but said something. I can't even write what they were saying because I only speak American English but could someone explain this portion of the service. Its about 5hr 30 mins on NOS broadcast. King Willem-Alexandra is standing while they are saying it. Thanks!!

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Does anyone know if the Installation Ceremony will be re-shown and if so where? I missed it this morning and I really want to watch it. :)

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First time posting here (long time lurker)! I just think this is so exciting!!
I think this is the link for the youtube ceremony

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Old 04-30-2013, 11:56 AM
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I was wondering if anyone could tell me what was being said when they called the roll and people stood up and either held up two fingers and said something, or didn't hold up their hand but said something. I can't even write what they were saying because I only speak American English but could someone explain this portion of the service. Its about 5hr 30 mins on NOS broadcast. King Willem-Alexandra is standing while they are saying it. Thanks!!
It was discussed few pages ago
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...ml#post1545932
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The are taking an oath. The ones keeping their fingers up promise in the name of God the ones who don't just promise (no God involved).
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There is a christian and an agnostic/atheist oath. "Zo waarlijk helpe mij God almachtig" = So God help me. and "Dat beloof ik" = I promise that
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7pm: The Song for the King will be performed in the presence of the King and Queen, prior to the water pageant. This will take place at the EYE Film Museum via a video link with Ahoy Rotterdam.

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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: The Dutch Inauguration: The King, Queen, and Princesses
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Qieem Maxima looked regal in her electric blue attire; by their facial expressions the king and queen are transformed spiritually into the new chapter of their live.

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Thanks , I was watching it on replay and didn't get a chance to go through the thread, I really appreciate your help!!
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Thanks , I was watching it on replay and didn't get a chance to go through the thread, I really appreciate your help!!
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Dutch Queens "retire" as Princesses,a tradition since Queen Wilhelmina.
Thank you for the information. It'll take some time getting used to calling Beatrix a princess.
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:17 PM
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A very nice gallery from Berlingske Tidende: Så har den hollandske krone skiftet hoved | www.b.dk

Both of the abdication ceremony, balcony and the oats in the church. The A-team is also featured.

Så har den hollandske krone skiftet hoved | www.b.dk
This is for nerds. The second of the three guards units.
They are Garderegiment Grenadiers en Jagers. The Guards.
The "pompons" on their right shoulder indentify them as a guard regiment.
Their headgear indentify them as grenadiers, i.e. (by the time the unit was formed) heavy elite infantry. In fact the Guards was originally a mini-division, with it's own artillery, musket, jäger and grenadier regiments.
Grenadiers were preferably selected among mature, veteran soldiers who were considered reliable in battle. They were also preferably larger than average.
However, the Guards, also had a Jäger regiment. armed with rifles. They were preferably outdoorsmen and forresters or the equivalent of gamewardens on estates were very sought after as recruits. - Beause they could shoot straight and they were well suited for skirmishing and raiding which was the hallmark of jäger units.
But there was also a field artillery battery as seen in this pic: Så har den hollandske krone skiftet hoved | www.b.dk Notice the artillery badge on the bag on their backs. The bag did not contain cartridges, but spare fuses for the cannons.
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I wonder why Prince Albert came without charlene? It would be great to see her with tiara and all
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I come home right now! evething was so so beautiful!
I love see masako!!!!!
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Today the world has embraced new royal Princesses in the form of Mary of Denmark and Maxima of the Netherlands. But it's questionable whether even these hugely popular, increasingly glamorous future Queens will ever capture the world's imagination in the same way as Diana.
As Mario acknowledges: "She really was a true Princess".
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Interesting in the group picture that Charles is standing behind the new Princess of Orange - Amalia. He ofc is a 61 years and counting serving as heir and she an heir for a matter of hours
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maxima and the litte princess perfects!!!!
I love the queen beatrix! we can see the emotion in her face.
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